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What is the best treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia ? Do we have some medicine available to slow or stop it's progress?

What is the best treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia ? Do we have some medicine available to slow or stop it's progress?

No cure, but: Many of the conditions can be analyzed via genetic profiles, and this may help future family planning. Treatment may help, and some meds, especially Buspirone can control some of the ataxia, but this is tough. Have found weighted bracelets over wrists and ankles benefit many. Also, contact nat institutes of health, as research studies may be available. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Ataxia (Definition)

Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more


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What treatment is best for friedreichs ataxia?

What treatment is best for friedreichs ataxia?

Prevention: Fa is the most common hereditary ataxia. It is due in most to trinucleotide repeat expansions in the first intron of the frataxin gene resulting in a deficiency of the protein.Treament is symptomatic of the many associated complications. Molecular analysis is essential to prevent its occurrence in subsequent generations. ...Read more

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What's treatment for ataxia?

What's treatment for ataxia?

Ataxia: Treatment can only be determined when the diagnosis is established and the cause is determined. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for friedreich's ataxia?

What is the treatment for friedreich's ataxia?

Frederick's ataxia : Idebenone is medicine approved in canada, none in usa. Other tx include surgical placement of metal rod in spine, treating heart complications ex. Digoxin, physical therapy, occupational therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ataxia telangiectasia?

What is the treatment for ataxia telangiectasia?

Symptomatic: Ataxia telangiectasia is a genetic condition with no cure. As such, therapy is directed at treating consequences of this disease. For example, it is best to avoid excess radiation (excess x-rays, ct scans) be wary of any signs of infection (due to immune compromise) and be vigilant about signs of malignancy (weight loss, night sweats, etc.). Physical therapy is also recommended for ataxia. ...Read more

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Do you treat ataxia? What is the cost of this treatment? My ataxia induced by ruptured avm

Do you treat  ataxia?
What is the cost of this treatment? My ataxia induced by ruptured avm

Ataxia : Ataxia is a difficult problem and I am sorry to hear of your dilemma. There are no specific, effective drug treatments for the lack of coordination seen with ataxia. Amantadine, Buspirone hydrochloride (buspar) and Modafinil (provigil) are often tried with variable success. For episodic ataxia, acetazolamide (diamox) or topiramate (topamax) can be effective. Clonazepam (klonopin) is effective in treating specific symptoms, such as muscle jerking (myoclonus) and sleep disturbances. Deep brain stimulation offers a potential surgical remedy but would require further investigation before determining whether you are a candidate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment or surgery for cerebral ataxia which can give cure or give some what benefit?

Depends on the cause: Treatment of cerebral ataxia depends on the cause, like direct injury to cerebellum, alcohol use and genetic disease it is thought by many that it is untreatable but there have been some success withfrenkel exercises, trans cranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation you need to consult a neurologist for the treatment advice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

What is the treatment for sudden loss of coordination?

Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for machado-joseph ataxia?

Yes: Consult a neuro physician to discuss your problem and treatment options. ...Read more

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What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

What clinical trials are currently being done for friedreich's ataxia treatments?

Here's a list: Please see the national registry for several FA studies now recruiting: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=friedreich+ataxia&Search=Search Good luck and I'm glad to see you are interested. ...Read more

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Is stem cell therapy a safe way to treat "cerebellar ataxia"?

Is stem cell therapy a safe way to treat "cerebellar ataxia"?

No: Although stem cell therapy may help in the future with many disease the only current successful therapy is bone marrow transplantation for leukemia. Stem cells are an active area of research: see www.Clinicaltrials.Gov for reputable stem cell clinical trials. See http://stemcells.Nih.Gov/info/basics/basics7.Asp for more information. ...Read more

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Can a neurologist recommend the best specialist to consult for spinocerebellar ataxia?

Can a neurologist recommend the best specialist to consult for spinocerebellar ataxia?

Movement disorders: Neurologists sub-specializing in movement disorders will often take care of patients with spinocerebellar ataxia. ...Read more

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How to treat balance problems post radiation treatment for acoustic neuroma.

How to treat balance problems post radiation treatment for acoustic neuroma.

Your radiation: oncologist is the best source of information about which medications are worth a trial..MECLIZINE is the most commonly used but there are a number of newer drugs! Hope this helps! Dr ...Read more

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Is a cure for ataxia close to discovery yet?

Complex: Ataxia is a sign of brainstem cerebellar dysfunction and is not a disease. It is caused by several problems, including strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain hemorrhages, metabolic disorders, etc. Some of the problems can be reversed like b-12 deficiency, or use of thiamine, but most still elude cure. ...Read more

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What is the cure of ataxia telangiectasia?

Unfortunately none: Unfortunately there is no cure for ataxia telangiectasia. The only treatment is physical and occupational therapy to help maintain function that remain as the disease progresses. ...Read more

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Can there be any cure for spinocerebellar ataxia?

Unfortunately no: Unfortunately, there is no cure for spinocerebellar ataxia. Rehabilitation programs help people maintain function as the disease progresses. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Loss Of Coordination (Definition)

Loss of coordination is a symptom in which some parts of a person's body should but do not work together in a coordinated way. One example is when several muscles move in an uncoordinated manner, ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Trouble Walking (Definition)

The inability to ambulate in a normal manner. This gait disturbance can be due to a host of reasons to include, but not limited to, orthopedic, ...Read more